can you say "boating lobby"

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Posted by Chris on July 19, 2005 at 10:44:17:

In Reply to: Re: The regs don't say "a reasonable distance" posted by lobsterdon on July 19, 2005 at 10:30:25:

Ask yourself this:

  • Why can anyone operate a boat or watercraft without any training or passing some sort of test? This is not true of any other form of transportation we have.
  • Which industry is larger; boating & watercraft, or SCUBA?
In our money driven political system it is the group with the biggest purse that usually prevails.
I don't believe anything will change until someone famous gets killed or critically injured in a high profile SCUBA-boating accident. The boating/watercraft industry does not want any impediment to any yahoo being able to buy and operate a boat.

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